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A new digital music battle, and online gaming as political liability

Oct 7, 2012
A Maine state senate candidate gets attacked for her online gaming activities, and a startup that wants to help you sell your used MP3s goes to court against a big entertainment company.
Posted In: Tech, politics, Music, copyright

The FTC crackdown on scareware

Oct 5, 2012
The FTC has delivered what could be a landmark judgment on a certain kind of internet scam where unsuspecting users are duped into paying cash to protect their computer from viruses that aren't actually on it.
Posted In: Tech, computer virus, scareware

Could crowdsourcing talent online create jobs?

Oct 3, 2012
Is crowdsourcing talent online the job marketplace of the future, and if so, will we get paid enough?
Posted In: Tech, crowdsourcing, meetup

How tech is changing the debate

Oct 3, 2012
Most people watching the first big presidential debate will do so on television, but for a fast-increasing number, it's far from the only primary source.
Posted In: Tech, politics, tablets, debate

FreedomPop launches free WiFi beta, and "transient electronics"

Oct 1, 2012
A new service called FreedomPop hopes to go up against AT&T and Verizon, and a new kind of dissolve-able circuit that could change the field of medicine.
Posted In: Tech, wifi, electronics, medicine

A spike in government surveillance, and wine sales on Amazon

Oct 1, 2012
A new report says the U.S. Justice Department allowed law enforcement agencies to examine more private data in 2010-2011 than in the entire previous decade. And Amazon is planning online wine sales.
Posted In: Tech, wine, aclu, surveillance, privacy, web privacy, data

Instagram beats Twitter in user engagement

Sep 27, 2012
Twitter had more active users in August, and the world is getting more freelancers working online all the time.
Posted In: Tech, freelance, instagram, Twitter

Additive Manufacturing: The U.S. Government's Hopes for 3D Printing

Sep 27, 2012
The Obama Administration hopes to put $1 billion towards the future of manufacturing, with an emphasis on areas like 3D printing -- which is gaining more traction in the medical industry.
Posted In: Tech, 3D printing, UC Irvine, manufacturing

Myspace: Will a redesign resurrect the site?

Sep 25, 2012
Myspace has a slick new look, according to a new promotional video--but can that bring it back to its former social media glory?
Posted In: Tech, MySpace, social media, Justin Timberlake

Google Projected to Beat Facebook in Display Ads, and Why the Tech Giant is in New York

Sep 21, 2012
You know those online display ads that seem to know where you've shopped on the web recently? Facebook had been making the most money on them, but new forecasts suggest Google will earn the most revenue from display ads this year.
Posted In: New York, New York Tech, Google, Tech

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